Album Preview: Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, The Early Years 1967-1970
Label: SPV Blue
Of all the the late-Sixties country-rock bands, Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen were arguably the least purist.
But they managed to make the most authentic-sounding honky-tonk music of their era. Covering the period leading up to their debut album Lost In The Ozone, this 2CD set includes stoned late-night jam sessions, rehearsals and live recordings.
It’s a rumbustious collection of hopped-up covers – featuring Little Richard, Leiber & Stoller and Otis Redding material – with band originals, most notably “What’s The Matter Now?” and the feverish white-line anthem “Semi-Truck”.
To order any CD previewed here, call the Independent Music Service on 01634 832 789.
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